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CamTom12 4 minutes ago View the latest post ANR headset conversion kit
I use the Bose A20 as my primary headset. Still have a Bose X that I use in small cockpits
I've got a Bose X. I've been debating on upgrading to an A20 - is it worth the price?
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Rob Today, 03:35am View the latest post Blackrock's Video Page
If I may add to this derailment from the other side of that coin, I would like to add that Mike knows his bird/engine quite well and indeed runs it in it's 'see spot' The fact that...
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aktahoe1 Yesterday, 20:59pm View the latest post Aktahoe - Adventures in a Backcountry Super Cub Rev 2
These things work! The plenums are keeping the cylinders in the 380's/390's. Oil change today with 60 hours on the engine.
A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:32pm View the latest post S20 Build
That jives with my ride I had with Randy S. I have about 90 hrs to go before hitting 2000 hrs in my S-7S, and I'm trying to get excited about another airplane, but really, I'm still...
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A1Skinner Yesterday, 20:16pm View the latest post Garmin G5 now stc'd
Can a manufacturer of a piece of equipment decline having their product covered under an STC? Just wondering if maybe Garmin's STC here was in part a defensive move to preempt being...
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Barnstormer Yesterday, 19:56pm View the latest post SQ2'n in Alaska
The last three or four days have been mostly rain. Got a break so headed out to find some new areas.
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Kelt air mattresses are great.
idair Yesterday, 19:33pm View the latest post Hail Damage
I think $45k is high for a high-time run out motor 172N. I don't know the whole story or other equipment and condition, but I'd imagine you can do better with the cash.
Also, for what...

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